The following Prayer Letter with pictures can be downloaded in PDF format at http://sdrv.ms/ZmVQnC (our Microsoft SkyDrive account).
Dear Prayer Partners,
We are so grateful to the Lord for how He continues to bless and we want to thank you for praying for our needs and projects.
UPDATE: Building Project
Sufficient funds were given through several generous gifts so that we were able to get the roof on the building that will later become the home for our Romanian pastor and his family.
There are two teams of builders coming during the next 2 months to work on the interior; so we are making preparations as funds come in. There have been also several legal steps that will hopefully be completed soon.
Next week we will be finalizing the transfer of the entire property to our ministry for our church in Timisoara. The owner accepted our offer to pay 4 equal annual payments with a down payment of 10,000 Euros. God provide that exact amount from a supporting church in California before we even mentioned the need. We had only shared it with my parents and our pastor, but felt we needed to wait on the Lord—and He came through right on time once again! Please pray for the legal process to go smoothly and for the funds needed for the taxes and fees (which we just found out could be several thousand dollars). God will provide!
An Evening in Paris
The annual sweetheart banquet was well attended as we transformed the church auditorium to a French cafe. Our adolescents served a wonderful meal, and their leaders, the Todorans, provided hilarious entertainment. There were 6 first time visitors and several who had been only a few times before. One of the new couples has also visited our church services since then.
CHRIST IS RISEN! - tract distribution challenge
Easter may have passed in the USA already, but here in Romania the Orthodox church doesn't celebrate Easter until May 5th. So we decided to utilize the 5 weeks between to distribute 5,000 tracts sharing the wonderful truth that "Christ is risen!" So far, our people have given out over 3,000 in our area, as well as to friends and co-workers. We are praying that the Gospel will open the eyes of so many blinded by religion.
Darci and Derrick, along with the 2 most adorable little boys in the world (personal bias), have recently moved to Connecticut to work with Pastor Cary Schmidt. God just provided them a "miracle" house just minutes from the church. John and Pearl are busy as ever at Lancaster Baptist Church and West Coast Baptist College, and were able to go to Korea together during Spring Break. Rebekah and Travis are still in Russelville, AR, and Travis just got hired on to the police department. Bethany is taking German and Equestrian training, and also teaching piano to children in our church while developing her own skills as our church pianist. Camy has become a Betty Crocker with a "green thumb"—when she isn't baking, she's planting flowers! Please remember Debra at this time for it was just a year ago this week when her father passed away. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thank you for your faithful support and prayers!
Your servants in Christ,
Tim & Debra Tyler
BIMI Missionaries to Romania (#1258)
Lancaster Baptist Church
Dr. Paul Chappell, pastor
4020 E. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93535
Baptist International Missions, Inc.
P.O. Box 9217
Chattanooga, TN 37412